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Uzziah

Uzziah, also known as Azariah, was the king of the ancient Kingdom of Judah, and one of King Amaziahs sons, whom the people chose to rule after his father. He was 16 years old when he became king of Judah and ruled for 52 years. He "did that whic ...

Ludvik Vaculik

Ludvik Vaculik was a Czech writer and journalist. He was born in Brumov. He was a known samizdat writer. He was the most known as the author of the "Two Thousand Words" manifesto of June 1968. Vaculik died at the age of 88 on 6 June 2015.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was an Indian politician. He served as the 10th Prime Minister of India for six years from 1998 through 2004. He was also serving as Prime Minister from May 1996 through June 1996. He founded the Bharatiya Janata Party. Vajpa ...

Julio Vallejo Ruiloba

He was Chairman of the Psychiatry Department at the University of Barcelona. He was President of the Spanish Psychiatry Society, and Academician of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia. He wrote 56 books about psychiatry and more than 350 s ...

Henri Valois

Henri Valois was also the name of Henry III of France Henri Valois, sometimes called Henricus Valesianus, was a medieval scholar. He was born in 1606 and died in 1676. His family belonged to nobility, and was established in Bayeux and Lisieux. He ...

Guido van den Berg

Guido van den Berg was a German politician and economist. He was a member of the Social Democratic Party. He served as a member of the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia from 2012 until his death. At the time of his death, he was also the deputy d ...

Hugo van der Goes

Hugo van der Goes was a famous painter of the late 15th century He was probably born in Ghent, Belgium. He painted altarpieces and portraits. He painted his masterpiece, the Portinari Tryptich for a church in Florence. The painting shows the Ador ...

Rudy Van Gelder

Rudolph "Rudy" Van Gelder was an American recording engineer who specialized in jazz. He has been described as the most important recording engineer of jazz. Over a period of more than 50 years, Van Gelder recorded several thousand jazz sessions. ...

Flor Van Noppen

Florentinus Ludovicus Leopoldus Eduard Van Noppen was a Belgian politician. He was a member of the N-VA. Van Noppen was the brother of veterinarian Karel Van Noppen, who was murdered by the hormone mafia. Van Noppen was elected as a member of the ...

Jean Vanier

Jean Vanier CC GOQ was a Canadian Catholic philosopher, theologian and humanitarian. He was the son of the 19th Governor General of Canada, Georges Vanier, and Pauline Vanier. He is best known as the founder of LArche. He founded the internationa ...

Vanity (singer)

Denise Katrina Matthews, also known as Vanity, was a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and model. She was the lead singer of the female trio Vanity 6 between 1981 until it disbanded in 1983. The group was well known for their ...

Varazdat

Varasdates or Varazdat was an Armenian prince who succeeded his uncle King Papes as King of Armenia in 374. Following the murder of King Papes, Valens sent Varazdat, a nephew of Pap, a young man highly reputed for his mental and physical gifts, t ...

Antonis Vardis

Antonis Vardis was a Greek composer and singer. Vardis was born in the Moschato suburb of Athens. Vardis met some legendary Greek musicians when he was six years old, including Vassilis Tsitsanis. Vardis would go on to work with George Dalaras, Y ...

Edgard Varese

Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varese, whose name was also spelled Edgar Varese, was a French composer who spent the greater part of his career in the United States. Vareses music has an emphasis on timbre and rhythm. He made up the term "organize ...

Alberto Vargas

Alberto Vargas was a Peruvian-born painter, best known for his pin-up paintings of beautiful women. In the 1930s he became famous for movie posters. In the 1940s and 1950s he painted for Esquire Magazine and in the 1960s and 1970s for Playboy. A ...

Getulio Vargas

Getulio Dornelles Vargas was President of Brazil. He was the dictator from 1930 to 1945. Then he was elected President in 1951 and served until 1954. Vargas led Brazil for 18 years, the longest of any President. He was second in Brazilian history ...

Jorge B. Vargas

Jorge B. Vargas was Philippine politician. He was Chairman of Philippine Executive Commission from 1942 to 1943. In January 30, 1936 he was Executive Secretary of Philippine Presidents Manuel Quezon. December 22, 1941 to January 23, 1942, he was ...

Giovanni da Verrazzano

Giovanni da Verrazzano was a Florentine explorer of North America. He is known for being the first European since the Norse colonization of the Americas around 1000 to explore the east coast of North America between South and North Carolina and N ...

H. Vasanthakumar

Harikrishnan Vasanthakumar was an Indian businessman and politician. He was the founder and chairman of Vasanth & Co. He was also the founder and managing director of the Tamil satellite TV channel Vasanth TV. He was elected as the member of parl ...

Roger Vaughan

Roger William Bede Vaughan was an English Benedictine monk of Downside Abbey, He was the second Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Australia from 1877 to 1883. He was born on 9 January 1834 at Courtfield, Ross, Herefordshire, England, second so ...

Tabare Vazquez

Tabare Ramon Vazquez Rosas was an Uruguayan politician. He served as President of Uruguay from 2015 to 2020. In August 2019, Vazquez was diagnosed with lung cancer. He died on 6 December 2020 from the disease in Montevideo at the age of 80.

Amritlal Vegad

Amritlal Vegad was an Indian writer and poet. He was born in Madhapar, India. He wrote in Gujarati and Hindi from Jabalpur. Amritlal Vegad was awarded in 2004 with Sahitya Akademi Award for his travelogue – Saundaryani Nadi Narmada and also Madhy ...

Raul Eduardo Vela Chiriboga

Raul Eduardo Vela Chiriboga was an Ecuadorean prelate of the Catholic Church. He was the Archbishop of Quito from 2003 to 2010. He was born in Riobamba, Ecuador. Vela Chiriboga died on 15 November 2020 in Quito at the age of 86.

Ana Maria Vela Rubio

Ana Maria Vela Rubio, was a Spanish supercentenarian. She was the oldest verified Spaniard ever from 6 June 2016 when, aged 114 years, 221 days until her death. and was also the oldest Spanish-born person starting in 4 April 2017 when, aged 115 y ...

Antonio Velasco Piña

Antonio Velasco Piña was a Mexican novelist, spiritual writer and essayist. He was the founder of La Nueva Mexicanidad, a group supporting Aztec religion. He was born in Buenavista de Cuellar, Guerrero. Velasco Piña died on 27 December 2020 in Me ...

Dominique Venner

Dominique Venner was a French historian, journalist and essayist. He later became a European nationalist before withdrawing from politics to focus on a career as a historian. He specialized in military and political history.

Roberto Venturoni

Catalog of Italian sculptors, by Paolo Levi, Editore Giorgio Mondadori, 2006, pp.341.ISBN 88-6052-043-6 Monograph, Venturoni: opere astratte 2006. Monograph, Venturoni: terrecotte, 1999, Edizioni Four For Art, Roma. Monograph, Roberto Venturoni: ...

Enrique Verastegui

Enrique Fidel Verastegui Pelaez, was a Peruvian poet, physicist, philosopher and mathematician. He was born in Lima. In 1975 he recorded his poems for the Library of Congress of the United States and worked for El Colegio de Mexico. On 1976 he re ...

Vercingetorix

Vercingetorix born c.82 BC, died 46 BC. was a chieftain of the Gallic tribe of the Arverni. He led the Gauls in 52 BC against the Roman army in Gaul led by Julius Caesar. Vercingetorixs name in Gaulish means "over-king of the marching men"; the " ...

Violette Verdy

Violette Verdy was a French ballerina, choreographer, teacher, and writer. She worked as a dance company director in France and the United States. She was a Distinguished Professor of Music at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, in ...

Jorge Vergara

Jorge Carlos Vergara Madrigal was a Mexican businessman and movie producer. He was born in Guadalajara. He was the founder of the company Grupo Omnilife. He owned the football club C.D. Guadalajara. Vergara was also owner of Costa Rican football ...

Johannes Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer or Jan Vermeer was a Dutch Baroque painter. He spent his life in the town of Delft. Vermeer came from a Protestant family but he married a Catholic, named Catherina Bolnes, in April 1653. They had eleven children. Vermeer mainly ...

Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian merchant, explorer and cartographer. He was the first person to explain that the New World discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492 was not the eastern area of Asia, but an unknown continent. America was named af ...

Auguste Vestris

Vestris was born in Paris, the son of Gaetano Vestris and his mistress, the dancer Marie Allard. He was taught by his father, and made his debut in 1772 in the divertissement La Cinquantaine. He scored his first great success the following year a ...

Jerzy Vetulani

Jerzy Adam Gracjan Vetulani was a Polish neuroscientist, pharmacologist and biochemist, professor of natural sciences. He was born in Krakow. Vetulani was a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish Academy of Learning from 1991 unt ...

Jon Vickers

Jonathan Stewart Vickers, known professionally as Jon Vickers, was a Canadian heldentenor. In 1957 Vickers joined London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden company. In 1960 he joined the Metropolitan Opera. He became world famous for a wide range ...

Victor Hambartsumian

Viktor Amazaspovich Ambartsumian was an Armenian Soviet astrophysicist. He was one of the founders of theoretical astrophysics. Ambartsumian worked in the field of physics of stars and nebulae and stellar astronomy. He was the founder of the Byur ...

Victor Victor

Victor was a Dominican guitarist, singer and composer. He was born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. He was the founder of the Nueva Forma musical group in the 1970s. He was also one of the first Dominican artists to travel to Cu ...

Ricardo Vidal

Ricardo Tito Jamin Vidal was a Filipino cardinal-priest and the Archbishop-Emeritus of Cebu in the Roman Catholic Church. On 15 October 2010 his resignation as Archbishop of Cebu was accepted by Pope Benedict XVI; he was replaced by Jose S. Palma ...

Louis Vierne

Louis Vierne was a French organist and composer. He wrote a lot of music for the organ, including six large works called symphonies, 24 Fantasy Pieces, and 24 Pieces In Free Style. Some of these can be played on the harmonium as well as on the or ...

Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun

Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun was a painter. She is the most important female painter of the 18th century. Her style is considered Rococo with an interest in Neoclassicism. Sometimes, her name is spelled Vigee-Lebrun. She painted more than 30 po ...

Orri Vigfusson

Orri Vigfusson was an Icelandic entrepreneur and environmentalist. His work was to "restore the abundance of wild salmon that formerly existed on both sides of the North Atlantic". He was born in Siglufjordur, Iceland. In 2004 Time Magazine named ...

Vijay (director)

Vijay Reddy was an Indian movie director and screenwriter. He was born in Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh. His career began in 1970 and he retired in 2003. He directed Gandhada Gudi, Mayura and Mojugara Sogasugara. His first movie was Rangamahal R ...

Thor Vilhjalmsson

Thor Vilhjalmsson was an Icelandic writer. His first novel, Madurinn er alltaf einn was published in 1950. In 1988 he won the Nordic Council Literary Prize for his novel Gramosinn gloir. Vilhjalmsson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1925. He st ...

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Heitor Villa-Lobos was a Brazilian composer. He is thought of as the most important 20th century composer of classical music from South America. He wrote a very large amount of music, including works for orchestra, chamber, instrumental and vocal ...

Paolo Vinaccia

Paolo Vinaccia was an Italian-Norwegian composer, jazz drummer, and percussionist. He became a Norwegian citizen in 1979. Vinaccia was born in Rome. Vinaccia worked with Terje Rypdal, Bendik Hofseth, Jan Eggum, Knut Reiersrud in Four Roosters, Gi ...

Vincenzo Irolli

Trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples, followed by the current painting of Domenico Morelli, characterized by a vibrant use of color. Pursued its production resented the style of Antonio Mancini portraying subjects in the Neapolitan folkl ...

Vindex

Gaius Iulius Vindex was a Roman governor who is famous for rebelling in 67/68AD against the Emperor Nero. Vindex was the governor of a province in Gaul modern-day France. He rebelled against Neros high taxes. In order to become more powerful, he ...

Kid Vinil

Kid Vinil, stage name of Antonio Carlos Senefonte, was a Brazilian singer, radio broadcaster, composer and journalist. He became famous in the Brazilian rock of the 1980s. He was born in Cedral, Brazil. Vinil was the vocalist of the Brazilian ban ...

Virgil

Virgil, Publius Vergilius Maro, or Vergil, was a poet in the Latin language. His poems are about gods and their mythology. Virgils most famous epic poem is called the Aeneid.

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